How to Publish Your E-book

I’m at the Bloody Words Mystery Convention this weekend in lovely Victoria, and I’ve been surprised at how many authors, both newbies and established, have come to me asking about how to format and publish their e-books for Kindle and other platforms.

The established authors have figured out that their back lists are worth more than the 15-25% e-book royalty most publishers are offering, and the newbies just want to get their novels out there for the world to judge.

So starting this week, I’m going to do a series of articles on how to format and upload your novel for Kindle, Smashwords, etc.  It’s pretty simple, except for the clickable table of contents, and even authors who are technophobic don’t need to worry that it’s beyond them.

I’m also open to questions and am willing to help.

I’m off to a panel now, so the first “How to” article will appear tomorrow, and I’ll put up a menu item for anyone who wants to reference it in the future.

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Amber Harvey

Your information about electronic publishing at the Bloody Words Conference opened up my mind to the possibility of doing this myself. While I’ve written three mysteries and am working on the fourth, I’ve never submitted any to a publisher because I want to control the whole show myself. I see now that e-books might be a sensible choice for someone like me. Thank you.

Amber Harvey

    Mike

    Many thanks. It’ a challenge hiring editor, cover artists, marketing, etc, but I think the rewards are well worth it if professionally managed. It’s a fun time.

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